Northern California Tour Highlights Water Infrastructure
Visit key components of state and federal water projects
Each year, participants on the Northern California Water Tour enjoy three days exploring the Sacramento Valley during the temperate fall. Join us as we travel along the Sacramento and Feather rivers through a scenic landscape and learn about issues associated with storing and delivering the state’s water supply.
The Oct. 11-13 tour will visit Shasta Dam and Lake Shasta, the largest reservoir in the federal Central Valley Project, and Oroville Dam, the cornerstone of the State Water Project. In between these stops, tour participants will meet with irrigation companies, water districts and farmers to learn how water moves hundreds of miles from these reservoirs to support California’s economy, ecology and populations. The tour also will visit the town of Sites where a new reservoir has been proposed.
This year, the tour will include a special session focusing on the flood event at Oroville Dam and the repairs being made to the damaged spillways. This is a rare opportunity to learn about dam safety, how managers responded to an emergency situation and about the plans for the future of the dam.
Early bird tickets are still available. Click here to purchase tickets for this exciting, fun and incredibly timely tour. The early bird discount is good through Sept. 11. This tour begins and ends at Sacramento International Airport, with overnight stays in Chico (Oct. 11) and Redding (Oct. 12).
For an additional fee, you can receive continuing education credits for the tour. Click here for information about all 2017 tours or contact Tour Director Dan Scott at (916) 444-6240 for more details.